In his latest video, Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, talks about breaking rods and what it takes to get them fixed. He remembers working in a shop and what a pain it was to box up the broken rod, send it to the manufacturer, and then wait for it to come back. He’s a big fan of Orvis’s section-replacement system, which allows you to simply order a new rod section for any Orvis rod made since 2019.
This speeds up the process, is way less of a hassle, and gets you back on the water in a matter of days. The reason we can do this is that the tolerances of our rod sections are one thousandth of an inch—thinner than a sheet of paper. This level of precision and a guaranteed perfect fit is why Orvis is the leader in ensuring a perfect fit for replacement parts. A couple other companies do offer replacement sections, but none can match Orvis’s commitment to ensuring a perfect fit, so the rod performs as well as it did on the day you brought it home.